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Hospital-Acquired Infections: Diagnostic Markets and Testing Developments, Treatments, Key Competitors and Trends

A hospital-acquired infection (HAI)is a new infection that develops in a patient during hospitalization. It is usually defined as an infection that is identified at least forty-eight to seventy-two hours following admission, so infections incubating, but not clinically apparent, at admission are excluded. This type of infection is also known as a nosocomial infection (or more generically healthcare-associated infections).

The industry has responded with a variety of testing and treatment products. This report, Hospital-Acquired Infections: Diagnostic Markets and Testing Developments, Treatments, Key Competitors and Trends presents the market opportunities for testing such infections and the role of treatment. The following market data is provided in this report:

  • Market for HAI Diagnostics
  • Forecast for HAI Diagnostics to 2015
  • HAI Tests on the Market
  • Market for Diagnostics by Infection Type (C. Diff., MRSA, Pneumonia, Other)
  • Molecular HAI Market vs. Conventional HAI Market, Present and in 2015
  • Geographic Breakdown of Testing (U.S., Europe, Asia, ROW)
  • New HAI Testing Products in the Market
  • Company Profiles
  • HAI Treatment Products on the Market
  • HAI Antibiotic market Size and Forecast

This report primarily focuses on bacterial nosocomial infections with some mention of viral infections. The major consideration is given to bacterial nosocomial infections because a) they are the most frequent type of infections spread in the hospital setting, and b) the practical aspects of diagnosis and therapy are more meaningful based both on medical considerations and on market considerations.

Some of the issues discussed in this report include:

  • Development of Potential Life-Saving Products
  • Development of Fast Testing Systems
  • Growing Drug Resistance
  • Development of Better Pharmacodiagnostics
  • Market Opportunity and Growth Rates Expected in Diagnostics versus Treatment
  • Hospital Procedures for Use of Testing and Antibiotics
  • Attention to Special Population Issues
  • Demographics and Epidemiology
  • New Government Guidelines and Requirements for Preventing Infection
  • Focus on Alliances and Partnerships

Market analysis in this report focuses primarily on the epidemiological considerations and the size of patient groups both in the United States and globally, where available. We have accumulated the most recent data available, understanding that virtually no organization does extensive studies on these applications on a regular basis. Many studies are highly localized and may only apply to a community, state or country (more often countries that are not a part of the major markets for nosocomial diagnostic and therapeutic products). In many instances, we have had to draw from broader epidemiologic data, that is, on data that reach outside of the hospital environment in order to try and construct a picture of the nosocomial testing and treatment needs.

The primary focus of this report is on the bacterial form of nosocomial infections, and those with significant impact on the hospital setting and markets. In looking at these infections, we consider the diagnostic and therapeutic technologies that are currently available and attempt to project trends in these product areas. To some extent, we are limited by the activity of the industries associated with the diagnosis and treatment of these infections. For the most part, these activities are limited and the advanced technologies seen in other areas of medical application are not necessarily present in terms of microbiology.

The analysis presented in this report is based on data from a combination of company, government, industry, institutional and private sources. It includes information from extensive literature reviews and discussions with experts in the field, including microbiologists, pathologists, hospital authorities, research scientists, business development managers and marketing managers.

Companies profiled in this report are:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AdvanDX
  • Alere
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer Schering Pharma
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Cepheid
  • Cubist
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Gen-Probe
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck & Co.
  • Meridien
  • Pfizer
  • Roche
  • Seegene

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New York, July 14, 2011-- When a Hospital-acquired infection (HAI) is suspected, hospitals need results quickly, which is good news for innovative diagnostic test makers, notes healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information. In its recent report, Hospital-Acquired Infections: Diagnostic Markets and Testing Developments, Treatments, Key Competitors and Trends, Kalorama predicts the combined world market for testing and treatment products for HAI will reach $10.3 billion in 2015, up from $9 billion in 2010, with higher growth experienced in the testing segment.

Kalorama's report finds nosocomial infections are an inherent part of any healthcare system and have a 5% infection rate of the 40 million hospital visits a year, causing 100,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. In an effort to decrease the rate of fatality, hospitals are shifting focus towards rapid discovery and treatment of nosocomial infections, driving sales of testing products.

"The growth opportunities are in testing," said Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information. "The treatment market is slowing down, with a little growth in the future, which will be dominated by established pharmaceutical companies."

Specific nosocomial infections that are candidates for testing innovation, include Pneumonia, which comprises nearly 20% of all HAIs with 300,000 cases annually and has an associated mortality rate of 30-70%, as well as MRSA, which accounts for nearly 20,000 deaths a year. According to Kalorama, 20-30% of these infections are preventable through intensive hygiene and control programs and the remaining 70-80% through more involved measures, such as hospital architecture and air sanitation and the use of disposable equipment and supplies.

"Everyone is interested in faster tests and immediate results," added Carlson. "Although the rate of infection won't change, quicker turnover will improve patient outcome and drive down mortality rates."

Kalorama Information's report, Hospital-Acquired Infections: Diagnostic Markets and Testing Developments, Treatments, Key Competitors and Trends, reveals the world market for HAI diagnostic and treatment markets, providing segmented market data for molecular and conventional testing. It also covers the development of new testing systems and products and provides an analysis on growing drug resistance.

  • Executive Summary
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Frequency of the Most Common Nosocomial Infections
    • INFECTION CONTROL SUMMARY
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • TOTAL SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Table The Global Market for Hospital Infections by Product Segment (Diagnostics, Treatment), 2005-2015
    • ISSUES AND TRENDS AFFECTING MARKET
      • Table MRSA Risk and Testing Priority
      • Molecular Testing vs. Conventional Testing.
    • LEADING COMPETITORS
  • Introduction and Industry Trends
    • OVERVIEW
      • Introduction to Pathogens
      • Classification of Antibacterial Organisms
        • Table Antibiotics with Difficult Penetration
      • Common Hospital (nosocomial) Infections
        • Table Common Nosocomial Infections
        • Table Risk Factors for M. tuberculosis
    • HOSPITAL UNITS AND INFECTION RISKS
      • Burn Units
      • Intensive Care Units
        • Table Common ICU Infections
      • Emergency Departments
      • Principles of Anti-bacterial Therapy
      • General Infection Statistics
        • Table Estimated World and U.S. Incidence of Bacterial Infections
      • Nosocomial Infection Statistics
      • Populations at Risk for Infection
        • Table World Population at Risk for Serious Bacterial Infections, Secondary to Chronic Diseases by Selected Geographical Region (World, U.S., Europe), 2010
    • DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE WORLD
      • Table Estimated World Population by Age and Geographical Region, 2010
    • INFECTIONS AND DRUG RESISTANCE
      • Causes of Drug Resistance
      • Drug Resistance in Select Populations
      • Measures for Reducing Resistance
    • THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009
    • FINANCIAL IMPACT OF HOSPITAL INFECTIONS
      • State Level Case Study of HAI Admissions and Readmissions
        • Table Pennsylvania State Analysis of HAI Readmissions and Related Costs, 2009
        • Table Pennsylvania State Analysis of HAIs, 2009
    • MANUFACTURER AND MARKETER TRENDS
      • Trends in Partnerships and Alliances
      • Developers Trends
  • Hospital Infection Diagnostics
    • OVERVIEW
      • Methods of Transmission
    • PREVENTION MEASURES
      • Table CDC Healthcare Setting Guidelines
    • TESTING
      • Table MRSA Risk and Testing Priority
      • Drug-Resistance/Susceptibility Testing
      • Genotypic Methods
    • NOSOCOMIAL DISEASE TESTING
      • Acinetobacter Baumannii
      • Clostridium Difficile
      • Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
      • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
      • Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
      • Staphylococcus Aureus
      • Tuberculosis
      • Urinary Tract Infections
        • Table Recent Approvals for Hospital Infection Testing (Product, Company, Description of Test, Approved Regions)
    • NEW DEVELOPMENTS
      • Table New Developments, Hospital Infection Testing (Developer, Description, Status, Indication)
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • TOTAL MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
      • Table The World Market for Hospital Infection Testing/Diagnostics 2005-2015 (Revenues, Percent Change)
    • HAI TESTING BY INFECTION TYPE
    • HOSPITAL INFECTION TESTING MARKET BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION
      • Table The World Market for Hospital Infection Testing/Diagnostics Estimated Products Sales by Geographic Region (US, Europe, ROW) 2005-2015
    • MOLECULAR TESTING VS. CONVENTIONAL TESTING.
      • Table Detection Time for MRSA by Screening Method (Test Type, Turnaround Time, Average Cost)
      • Market and Forecast for Molecular HAI
    • COMPETITORS IN HAI TESTING
      • Table The World Market for Hospital Infection Diagnostics (Top 9 Leading Suppliers vs. Others) 2010
  • Treating Hospital Infections
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Treatment Options for Bacterial Infections (Type, Brand, and Manufacturer)
    • TREATMENT GUIDELINES
      • Clostridium Difficile
      • Gastroenteritis
      • Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
      • Ventilator-associated Pneumonia
      • Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
      • Staphylococcus Aureus
      • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
      • Tuberculosis
      • Urinary Tract Infections
    • RECENT DRUG APPROVALS
      • Table Recent Approvals for Hospital Infection Treatments
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table The World Market for Hospital Infection Treatment 2005-2015
      • Hospital Infection Treatment Market by Geographical Region
  • Market Summary
    • MARKET CONSIDERATIONS
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table The Global Market for Hospital Infections by Product Segment, 2005-2015
    • COMPETITIVE SUMMARY
  • Company Profiles
    • INTRODUCTION
    • ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    • ADVANDX, INC.
    • ALERE
    • ASTRAZENECA
    • BAYER HEALTHCARE PHARMACEUTICALS (BAYER SCHERING PHARMA)
    • BECTON, DICKINSON
    • CEPHEID
    • CUBIST PHARMACEUTICALS
    • DAIICHI SANKYO
    • DIATHERIX LABORATORIES INC.
    • GEN-PROBE INC.
    • GLAXOSMITHKLINE
    • JOHNSON & JOHNSON
    • MERCK &CO.
    • MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE, INC.
    • PFIZER
    • ROCHE
    • SEEGENE, INC.
  • List of Major Providers

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